This week’s theme takes advantage of the increasing number of book to movie adaptations coming out in 2016, and while I would have loved to tackle Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, there just isn’t enough time to sort through all those covers. Also, I refuse to acknowledge that adaptation that shall not be named.
The movie won’t be out until October 14, 2016, so you’ll just have to spend your time reading the book before it hits the big screen.
Covers From My Country (U.S.)
Slovak Edition // Hungarian Edition // UK Edition
Least Favorite Covers
Spanish Edition // UK Edition // Italian Edition
An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.
At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting– he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd– whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself– Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.